An English woman living in the Las Moraditas area of Adeje made a gruesome discovery when she went to investigate an abandoned car which had been parked near her house for over a week.

She approached the car, assuming it had been stolen, it to take registration details only to find a decomposed body slumped in the passenger seat. She called the police and the body was taken away a few hours later for a post-mortem.

No details have been released yet concerning the identity of the deceased.